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I am from a Third World country,but that didn't prove deterrent to setting a goal and aiming high for myself. As the old adage says, "Hitch your wagon to a star". I was lucky enough to be sent to a good school and get quality education, thanks to my able parents. Despite getting a university degree,I still feel empty.Enough of the me,myself and I.I know I am geared towards a calling to make a difference in the lives of children,most especially young girls who are hungry for knowledge and learning.I just can't let them rot in a pile of garbage. It may sound like an insurmountable feat but through our concerted efforts,it can be done. A pencil and paper will go a long way. A little compassion won't hurt. So this is my call to join hands and help in raising the lives of women. Make them realize that a woman isn't brought into this world to be in the solitary confines of her home. She has all the right to explore the world basking under her own greatness. And with a renewed smile on her face as if saying, "Look out World, I am Woman, I am Me..."

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Thanks for sharing your vision for social change. I've never heard the adage hitch your wagon to a star, but I love the visual it creates in my mind and the symbolism is portrays. I hear the passion in your journal entry and share your enthusiasm for advocating and changing the lives of girls and women around the globe.

Hi Neelia,

I loved reading this piece. I love the way you describe things and your passion towards creating a better future for children, especially girls. Working with young people and providing them with the resources they need is also something I'm passionate about so it's lovely hearing your voice and your dream for the world.